Intro to Traditional Lead Climbing
So you've been top-rope climbing in the gym or, outdoors for a while now and you're feeling pretty good. The next step for those with some top-rope climbing experience is learning to lead climb. This 1-day course will cover a variety of skills including proper lead belay techniques, quickdraw clipping, hazard awareness, fall forces, This course will develop the skills to safely lead climb outside using traditional climbing gear. The course will cover teach you, and give you the opportunity to practice;
Traditional gear placement & anchor building
Lead climbing & protection strategies
Lots of time to practice these both
Participants will have some experience top rope climbing (inside or, outside) and have a solid foundation of rock climbing technique.
We can supply the traditional climbing protection, or the "rack" and the ropes, quickdraws, and slings although we encourage you to bring the equipment you have. You should come with the basic climbing equipment of helmet, harness, climbing shoes and belay device. It is beneficial if you practice with your own equipment, so please bring it if you have it.
$159/person (min 3 max 4)